Commit emails and password prompts on RubyForge

27 Feb 2006

Commit emails are now available on RubyForge for projects using Subversion! This has always been available on CVS-based projects, but I finally got around to putting it together for Subversion projects this weekend. A few notes:

On a related note, some folks have noticed that when doing Subversion stuff on RubyForge they're getting prompted for their password several times. Robin Stocker dug up this nugget from the Subversion documentation:

Note that the Subversion client often makes multiple connections to the repository, though users don't normally notice this due to the password caching feature. When using svn+ssh:// URLs, however, users may be annoyed by ssh repeatedly asking for a password for every outbound connection.

That explains that! All the more reason to use public key authentication rather than password authentication for working with RubyForge Subversion repositories.